Always is back in town: finally, the trade paperback has been reprinted. Just in time to buy the whole three-book package for the holidays. Buy it from Amazon. Buy it from Seattle Mystery Bookshop. Buy it from the University Bookstore. Just, y’know, buy it.
More, much more–synopsis, first chapter, podcast interviews, readings–here (read the right-hand sidebar). For those who have been living under a rock, here’s what smart, good-looking and in every way discerning people have to say about Aud:
Without Aud, it’s hard to see how there could have been a Lisbeth Salander.
One scary, gorgeous creature who loses herself in the beauty and balletic control of pure violence. An exceptional woman.
Delicious… Wildly and exuberantly violent. Enthralling, utterly convincing, unique.
–Publishers Weekly (starred)
Knows how to fight, kill, survive and think… One of my favorite kick-ass, super-competent, coolheaded, hotblooded, semilegal girls.
Sexy and iconic.
–Voice Literary Supplement
White hot, an enigmatic heroine unlike any ever before.
–Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sleek, sexy, and decidedly dangerous.
Aud Torvingen is the avenging angel inside us all. She’s fast, frightening, startlingly sexy. I promise you, she’ll haunt your days long after you’ve finished the book.
Tough, sexy, and alluring.
Smart, resourceful, cool as a cucumber
–New York Times Book Review
–San Diego Union-Tribune
Couldn’t be more singular.
–Lambda Book Report
The sexiest action figure since James Bond.
Plus, come the revolution Aud will be unleashed, and those who can’t prove undying loyalty (with, y’know, a book) will be first against the wall and shot. So don’t think of this post as shameless self-promotion, think of it as a selfless attempt to save your life.
8 thoughts on “Always back in paperback, hurrah!”
I didn't realize it had gone away. This one is great. But of course you gotta have all three–start from the beginning! A toss-up whether this or Stay is my favorite.
Elaine, yep, some kind of glitch in the process a few months ago. The book was never officially OOP (it was available in hardcover and ebook) but the trade paperback ran out of stock. Which drove me nuts. But, hey, it's back, so I'm happy.
Yes, all those things about Aud. The three are top on my list of good reads. But I want to know what Aud is like at 65 …
Marilyn, more herself than ever, I should think :)
I scramble for my hardcovers. Got 'em! Got 'em!
Aud is like a person I've met once. I often think, “I wonder how Aud's going,” and just refrain from dialling her in case she's out gardening.
I just finished Stay after ordering all three from the Book Depository months ago- and Always was out of print. I was prepared to email you and ask if you still had any copies you'd be willing to sell, and found this post!
This is what I get for not keeping up with my blogs. *orders from Amazon*
I am smiling. Enjoy.
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